Thursday, July 14, 2016

Hooray for HOLLYWOOD

We are very fortunate to have acquired more than 20 paintings of 1940s movie stars.   Not only is the subject matter from that era, but that's when they were painted by a young man who was still in high school! After Ervin Newman returned from WWII, he never painted seriously again, but instead concentrated on working at Youngstown Sheet & Tube, raising a family, and enjoying his favorite pastimes... baseball and fishing.

After he died in 1985 at the age of 62, his wife Cecilia treasured his paintings.  Now, at 90, Mrs. Newman has generously donated them to the Y.  We've planned a simple, yet elegant, opening reception for Wednesday, July 27th, from 3-5 at the GATY, to showcase the art.  The event is free and open to the community.  Red carpet and/or 1940s attire is encouraged!

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